Happy 10th Birthday to CitySurfing Orlando!! .. #Orlando #CentralFlorida #TenYears

Lake Eola at Night

Hello everyone! Today is a big day for CitySurfing Orlando, as it was TEN years ago today that I opened this blog dedicated to covering Orlando and surrounding Central Florida!

From theme parks to local dining to amazing events, I’ve had the pleasure to discover so many of the wonderful things that make this truly the City Beautiful.

I want to thank each and every one of you who have visited this site over the last decade! Every visit, every social media click and share, every comment…you’ve helped shape this site and let me know what you want to know more about in our city and its nearby neighbors.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s List of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations Due to Coronavirus (Continuously Updated) || #LastUpdated March 29 @ 1am ||

CitySurfing Orlando's List of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations Due to #Coronavirus Continuously Updated

Due to the Coronavirus, there have been a lot of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations. I’ve been posting some to our social media, but decided to create this reference page that will list every one of those changes, as we discover them.

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#Free 2019 Central Florida #Holiday Events for You and Your Family to Enjoy

CSO Central Florida Holiday Events

It may not be snowing, but Central Florida loves a good holiday party. But I also know funds are tight this time of year, with everyone shopping to complete their Christmas lists.

So I scoured the web and found every FREE Central Florida holiday event I could find. That’s right…every event listed has no admission charge.

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2016 Veterans Day Specials in Central Florida

Veterans Day Specials in Central Florida

If you served our country, some Central Florida businesses want to say thanks by offering free food, admission, and more on Veterans Day, November 11.

Here is a list of those who have a military I.D. to show, and all are valid on November 11, 2016 only, unless otherwise stated: Read more

Out and About: An Afternoon with Arabian Horses at Al-Marah Arabians Horse Farm in Clermont

I was recently invited to take part in a media day to try the Interactive Horse Experience at the Al-Marah Arabians Horse Farm in Clermont, and I had a wonderful time.

Interactive Horse Experience at the Al-Marah Arabians Horse Farm

If you know anything about Arabian horses or would like to learn and meet some of the National Champions, the Al-Marah Arabians Horse Farm allows unparalleled access to many of it’s award winning stallions, geldings and mares.

The farm’s owner, Mark Miller, founded Arabian Nights and entertained crowds for 25 years at the now closed dinner show. Now the Al-Marah herd has been relocated to an idyllic location in Clermont.

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Legoland Florida to Open Water Park Memorial Day Weekend 2012

Even though Legoland Florida has only been open since October 2011, it wasn’t long after that they were talking about adding on a water park for the guests as well.

The water park is located in the former spot of Cypress Gardens’ water park and features a wave pool, Build-A-Raft lazy river, tube slides, body slides and an interactive water-play structure for toddlers – DUPLO® Safari.

Legoland has set May 26, 2012, as opening day for the water park. Day guests can add on the water park for an additional $12. It is included in the all new Legoland premium pass, which includes 12 months of admission to both parks.

For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, visit Legoland.com.

Daytona Beach Offers Spring Vacation Deals and Options

Whether you want a beach getaway or just a daytrip from everything there is to do in Orlando Daytona Beach is a great choice.

Right now many of the city’s hotels are offering great deals – as low as $79 a night for stays from now through May 20.

And in addition to the normal beach fun, there are some cool events coming up including:

  • Native American Earth Festival (April 14-15)
  • Port Orange Jazz Fest & Art Fest (April 20-22)
  • King of the Inlet Fishing Tournaments (April 21 & May 19)
  • Halifax Oyster Festival (April 28); Art of the Automobile (May 4-5)
  • Ormond Beach Art in the Park (May 5-6)
  • the Ormond Beach Celtic Music Festival (May 19-20).

To get more information or to see the deals being offered, visit www.CelebrateSunshine.com.

Central Florida 2011 Halloween Events – Old Town Halloween in Kissimmee

Zombies, ghosts, Florida Ghost Busters and pirates will inhabit the streets of Old Town in Kissimmee throughout October as they break out their best family-friendly scares for Halloween.

An “Old Town Halloween” takes place Friday and Saturday nights through Halloween, starting each night at 6pm and running until midnight.

There will be zombie walks, four haunt zones, and appearances by the Florida Ghost Buster Fan Club, and it’s all free. There will also be costume contests on Saturday nights.

From October 29-31st, bring the kids trick-or-treating from 6-9pm each evening at the Old Town stores.

The regular rides and attractions will also be available, with the purchase of a wristband. This includes the permanent attraction, The Haunted Grimm House.

Old Town is located at 5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (Hwy. 192) in Kissimmee.

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